Realty Executives Associates
Serving Knoxville, TN
213347 (865) 693-3232
Realty Executives Associates
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Realty Executives Associates was founded in 1979 by R. Vance Burkey who bought the first original 100% concept franchise. (The 100% concept draws a much stronger agent). We were the number one firm in our market in 1985 and have held that position for over three decades. The gap between us and our competitors is growing daily. We have evolved to be the best perceived Residential firm in East Tennessee with over 500 agents and seven offices. We have four operating offices, three licensed offices, and 28 employees. The company is run with the philosophy of providing a high level of resources, services and tools to the productive agent. We are an agent driven company that demands professionalism and ethics. Our operating offices are brokered literally seven days a week to assist our agents and the consumer. Our three larges offices are brokered by principal owners in the firm.
Realty Executives Associates also has a large commercial division with nine agents, two of which hold a CCIM designation. We have a property management department that handles over 400 residential single family homes and is in the process of bringing the same level of management to commercial properties.
We have a large marketing department that services real estate agents, builders and developers that provides a full range of marketing, budgeting and promotions.
Our Brokers are very experienced in the field of real estate and have extensive backgrounds in many facets of the business world.
Steve Fogarty, Principal Owner, was born and raised in Knoxville and attended Bearden High School and the University of Tennessee. His wife, Jenny is in the Title business and he has four sons, two of which have followed him in the real estate business. He has two beautiful granddaughters. His real estate career spans over 30 years and he holds multiple real estate designations. He has hired over 100 agents during this time and designed a state of the art “hands on” Training program for real estate agents. He has hired and trained more multi-million dollar producers than any Knoxville, TN firm. He implemented the Liaison-Mentor (Field Guide) program at Realty Executives to assist experienced and new agents that join the firm.
Wanda Sterchi, Broker of our Bearden Branch office
Wanda grew up in North Knoxville and married when she was 20 years old and then moved to West Knoxville. She worked in retail and was the manager for one of the largest toy stores in the South. She has 3 grown daughters and 5 grandchildren. She has been in real estate since 1982 and all the training/education she has earned in real estate. She became a Managing Broker in 2006. Her designation is GRI and she belongs to the Knoxville Association of Realtors, Tennessee Association of Realtors and National Association of Realtors. She worked with two of the second largest firms in the Knoxville area prior to joining Realty Executives in 2000.She is well liked by her peers and a very popular managing Broker.